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Inpatient Bed Expansion Set for Miami Valley Hospital South

Next stage of development at MVHS campus set to begin

(DAYTON, OH) November 4, 2010 – As part of its long range facility plan, Miami Valley Hospital South (MVHS) will soon begin an expansion to its current structure.  The expansion  will add a five-story addition with up to 64 private patient rooms dedicated to orthopedics and obsterical care and medical surgical care. The Board of Trustees for Premier Health Partners approved the expansion last week which totals $51 million in construction costs.

“This next stage of development to the campus was anticipated in the original facility plan,” said Joann Ringer, vice president over MVHS. “We opened in 2007 and since that time growth in outpatient services and emergency room visits has exceeded projections validating that the time to add additional inpatient beds is now.”

The addition will to be built on the south side of the existing building. Initial plans call for the project to have patient care on three floors of the planned tower. Two floors, with 24 private rooms each, will be designated for orthopedic and medical surgical care. A third floor will be designed with 16 private obstetrical patient rooms. Two additional floors will be shell space for a future expansion of 48 private rooms.

The project adds 200,000 square feet of new space to the hospital.

“Our long range goal has always been to offer inpatient care at our south facility,” said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO. “Three years ago at the dedication of Miami Valley South we told the community our long range goal was to add inpatient beds to the campus. In 2009 we added the first stage of inpatient beds.  We are ready to carry out that goal. The facility has outperformed expectations, pointing to the need for this next step in our efforts to better serve patients in our southern communities.”

Boosalis adds, “We are very appreciative of the support the local communities surrounding our south campus have given us. We are proud to provide healthcare to this growing area.”

“We keep a pulse on population trends,” says Ringer. ”The fact that the communities surrounding our facility are growing as well as a projected need for more orthopedic care as the baby boomer generation ages tells us to build now in order to be ready for the future.”

Patient visits to the MVHS emergency department last year resulted in nearly 3,000 inpatient admissions.

“Implementing our long-range plan in stages has enabled us to make better informed decisions as to utilization and meeting the needs of the community,” Boosalis adds.

Miami Valley South Hospital opened in October 2007 as an outpatient facility and full service, around the clock, emergency department. Outpatient surgical services were added a year later and in June 2009 the hospital opened a ten-bed inpatient unit.

A five-story medical office building adjoins the hospital and is occupied by nearly 100 physicians.
The 100 acre campus is located in Centerville and sits along I-675 near the intersection of Wilmington Pike and Clyo Road. 

The project will be reviewed by the Centerville Planning Commission November 9. If plans are approved Ringer says construction could begin by mid-month.

Gresham Smith and Partners, a national architectural firm specializing in healthcare design has been retained to design the new addition. Skanska/Shook will be responsible for construction management.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2012 and will create up to 200 new jobs.